What the Heck is Going on in the Engineering Software Market!?

Taking a look around at the engineering software market there are a few things that are clear and a lot of unanswered questions. One clear fact is that 2010 was a lot better than 2009 for most manufacturers and the engineering software vendors that serve them. From early indications, 2011 is looking even better. But

Sustainability Applications or Data? Chicken or Egg, Atrion International ACEs It

I had the chance to talk with … the team at regulatory compliance solution provider Atrion International earlier in the year about their product sustainability solutions. It was a great opportunity to get an update on the company and hear more about some interesting announcements they made earlier in the year. The updates have to

In Search of a Standard PLM Definition

What I learned this week was that we could use a good, common PLM definition and scope, but we will not get one. The discussion (a lot of discussion in multiple forums, actually) came from my post SAP, Too Much or Too Little Credit for PLM Efforts and another called Who Will Disrupt Entrenched PLM Vendors?

Who Will Disrupt Entrenched PLM Vendors?

What I learned this week … came from some discussions with Chris Williams yesterday about my blog post SAP – Too Much, or Too Little Credit for PLM? in combination with a conversation over breakfast with Oleg, author of PLMTwine. In both conversations I kept hearing about who is going to disrupt the big PLM vendors (Dassault Systemes, PTC, Siemens PLM).

SAP – Too Much, or Too Little Credit for PLM Efforts?

I had the chance to talk with the PLM team at SAP recently to get an update on their plans and their progress to date. I struggled to understand why after all of the years of SAP getting too much credit for PLM, why they don’t seem to be getting as much credit for their recent efforts as I would expect. What do you think?

Learning about PLM – Who Should We Listen To?

It is time for me to update the sources where I learn about product innovation, product development, engineering, and manufacturing – and the software that supports it (PLM, etc.). So I thought I would look for suggestions.